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Lesson 29

When we look at it close by, it's big, isn't it?

Anna is visiting Shizuoka City. Today, she has been taken to a superb-view spot of Mt. Fuji by Kenta.

Lesson 29 ( 10 min. )

Key phrase:

CHIKAKU DE MIRU TO, ÔKII DESU NE

Scripts

アンナ 富士山だ。
近くで見ると、大きいですね。
That's Mt. Fuji.
When we look at it close by, it's big, isn't it?
Anna FUJISAN DA. CHIKAKU DE MIRU TO, ÔKII DESU NE.
That's Mt. Fuji. When we look at it close by, it's big, isn't it?
アンナ あれ。雲の形が帽子みたいです。 Look! The shape of a cloud looks like a hat.
Anna ARE. KUMO NO KATACHI GA BÔSHI MITAI DESU.
Look! The shape of a cloud looks like a hat.
健太 あの雲が見えると、雨が降るんだよ。 When you see the cloud, it will rain.
Kenta ANO KUMO GA MIERU TO, AME GA FURU N DA YO.
When you see the cloud, it will rain.

Grammar tips

TO

If the particle TO comes after a verb, it indicates a condition. Verbs take the dictionary form or NAI form before TO.
e.g.) ANO KUMO GA MIERU TO, AME GA FURIMASU.
(When you see that cloud, it will rain.)

Teach Us, Teacher

N DA: an expression we use to explain something
The basic form of N DA is NO DA. You say NO DA at the end of a sentence, when you want to explain what will happen, why or in what situation. In casual conversations, you use N DA. In a polite way, you say N DESU.

Sound Words

Rain
Japanese is a language with lots of onomatopoeia. A wide range of onomatopoeia in the Japanese language, from noises made by animals to expressions of feelings, is explained by audio.

Anna's Tweets

Mt. Fuji, with clouds over it, is beautiful, too. Kenta can predict the weather by the shape of a cloud. He knows a lot. He is dependable.

Anna

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